Huddersfield’s new leisure centre to open May 18

HUDDERSFIELD’S new leisure centre will open on Monday May 18, it has been confirmed.

The £36m centre features water slides, a soft play area for under 6s as well as climbing and bouldering facilities.

A family pass to the Splash Park, which has water slides and a ‘lazy river’, will cost £18.75 for a 90 minute session.

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There are three pools, a 25m, eight lane pool, a training pool and the Splash Park itself.

It also features an air conditioned gym with over 100 stations of cardio-

vascular and resistance equipment and a sprint track.

Two new sports halls will offer badminton, basketball, 5-a-side football, table tennis, volleyball and short mat bowls.

There are also two glass-backed squash courts, a dedicated martial arts room and a family-run cafe with free Wi-Fi.

The new centre has disabled changing rooms and toilets, hoists throughout the centre and wheelchair friendly lockers.

It will be run by Kirklees Active Leisure which manages leisure facilities on behalf of Kirklees Council.

David Heddon, chairman of the KAL Board of Trustees, said: “At last the wait is nearly over.

“The new Leisure Centre is an amazing building and I’m sure it will prove to be very popular with both local people and visitors to the area. KAL are very proud to manage this excellent new facility and we’ll be trying our best to encourage as many people as possible to visit and make use of the new leisure centre.

“The Council has done a great job in providing such a wonderful facility and I am confident it will be a major success.”

Prices and timetables at or call 01484 766269.